Something You Should Know about Business Strategy


How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016

 

Interview with Alan Weiss, author of the book Million Dollar Maverick

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Success is at least partly the result of your attitude.

 

Alan Weiss:
I truly believe Mike that people get up in the morning in 1 of 2 dispositions. They get up in the morning saying, “What a great day this is, what a fabulous day another day of opportunity”. Or they get up saying, “Uh jeez another slow crawl through enemy territory.”
 

Alan Weiss

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016

 

Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…

 

Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.

 


Kristi Hedges

Brand Loyalty

June 8, 2016

 

Interview with John Gerzema, author of the book The Brand Bubble: The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Brand loyalty - people talk a lot about brands being critically important to the success of any business and yet…

 

John Gerzema:
What you're seeing is a much more frugal consumer who's making much more harsher decisions about which sorts of brands they're going to be loyal to and which brands they're going to purchase.
 


John Gerzema

Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

How Relationships Affect Success

May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

Starting A Successful New Business

May 17, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur

 

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 Mike Carruthers:
Staring your own business sounds like a great idea but what kind of business should you start?

 

Michael Glauser:
You really have to create a product or a service that is missing or that you can do better than someone else. And you have to willing to put in the time and the energy and that carries you through the difficult times that you will for sure face.
 


Michael Glauser

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

Elements Of Innovation

April 21, 2016

 

Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.

 

Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.
 


Hal Gregersen

Getting Important Things Done

April 18, 2016

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those people who seem to get more done in a day than you do – how do you they do it?
 It starts with your to-do list.

 

Charles Duhigg:
The way I used to write to-do lists is I would sort of write just a list of tasks. And I’d put at the top of the page the easiest things right? Because it feels so good to sit down and kind of cross them off.
 


Charles Duhigg

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